Monthly Archives: September 2011

How can I keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song; above earth’s lamentation, I hear the sweet, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear the music ringing; it finds an echo in my soul–how … Continue reading

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Questioning God

Bible excerpt from Job 11:1-20: “Then Zophar… ’Can you find the deep things of God?’”  If we’d believe better, things would go more smoothly.  Otherwise, trouble is inevitable.  Probably it’s punishment. That’s what I used to hear from my Southern … Continue reading

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Sustainability & Innovation – The Spirit of Money

Restoring a Sense of the Sacred to the Economy. Includes “the spirit of money,” “money can buy anything except meaning,” “cash and consciousness.” Pages 45-49, 52-54, 56-57: can read online if you play around with format; easier to print out … Continue reading

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Something Beautiful

from Exodus 34:29-35 “Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.” In the early days of C-Span the camera would often pan on dead space as congressional sessions or panel … Continue reading

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Is Jesus God?

Bible excerpt from John 6:41-51 Jesus said, “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from God comes to me.” Jesus is not God, but God is like … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Dark? Or of Being Seen?

What Michel Foucault’s panopticon has to do with the Torah. By Anna Batler, September 13, 2011 Anna Batler is a writer and an attorney based out of Washington, D.C.She writes about faith, feminism, spirituality, and religious identity at Sotah.net. She … Continue reading

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Religion and Inequality Go Hand-in-Hand

Why some countries are more religious than others—and why, assumptions to the contrary, the U.S. is not unusually religious. Tobin Grant | posted 9/16/2011 – Christianity Today Among developed nations, America stands out as an exceptionally religious country. While other … Continue reading

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i thank You God for most this amazing

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am … Continue reading

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Do It Now

Adapted from Songs of the Heart: Reflections on the Psalms by Joan Chittister (Twenty-Third Publications) As for us, our days are like grass; We flower… the wind blows… We are gone. – Psalm 103 The psalmist speaks out of a … Continue reading

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What We Affirm on 9/11 – Leon Wieseltier

Remarks by Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic’s literary editor, on what we, as Americans, affirm–delivered at memorial service September 8th facilitated by Christiane Amanpour: Though we encounter it as suffering, grief is in fact an affirmation. The indifferent do not … Continue reading

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